Ropeway for Bosphorus and Metro for Anatolian side | Turkey-İstanbul

Ropeway for Bosphorus and Metro for Anatolian side :Now that the local elections are over, Mayor Topbaş in İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality has given a start to new projects for the city. They plan to facilitate investments in transportation by constructing both a ropeway over the Bosphorus and metro systems in Anatolian Side.

Mr. Topbaş, Mayor of İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality, who has contributed considerably in reducing traffic problems with their investments in transportation, is now continuing with new projects without any interruption. It is expected that the metro lines planned by him o the Anatolian side will give priority to the Yakacık- Pendik, Kaynarca lines. Regarding Üsküdar, Ümraniye, Çekmeköy and Sancaktepe metro lines under construction, Mr. Topbaş, is planning to commence operation in 2015, and it is indicated that for him the Mecidiyeköy – Altunizade Ropeway project is one of the major projects he is concentrating on, since this will enable integration in transportation. The tender will be announced soon to ensure that the construction works start without losing much time. The stations on this line will be the Mecidiyeköy, Zincirlikuyu, Altunizade, K.Çamlıca, B.Çamlıca and Cami stations. Cable cars with a capacity of 32 passengers will be operated with a headway of 15 minutes to carry 6000 passengers per hour.

Kadir Topbaş, had announced that ropeway project before the elections. He indicated that the project that will enable traveling from Mecidiyeköy to Altunizade’ye in 15 minutes, is not at tendering stage.

The length of the rail system was only 45 km in 2004 and now the total length has reached 148 km with construction of new lines. Considering the 358 km long rail system projects currently being studies, it is planned to have a total of 708 km long rail system line by 2023 in İstanbul. Ridership with rail system will increase up to 4,950,000 in 2014, 7 in 2016 and 11 million in 2023.

Ropeway for Bosphorus and Metro for Anatolian side

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